The mandibular teeth are more prone to anesthetic failure than maxillary teeth due to difficulty in inferior alveolar
nerve block and nerve sub-branches .
An error we see is where a dentist or oral surgeon has failed to properly measure the patient's mouth and jaw and puts an implant directly into the nerve below the teeth (the inferior alveolar
nerve) usually causing permanent injury to the lip, chin and gums.
The inferior alveolar
canal roof was identified, however, the inferior alveolar
nerve was never visualized.
It innervates the muscles of the lower lip and chin, and it eventually communicates with the mental branch of the inferior alveolar
This resulted in an absence of teeth from the canines back and removal of bone down to the inferior alveolar
The system also comes with pre-set programs that minimize setup, exclusive 2D+ technology that helps determine the location of supernumerary teeth, find impactions and apical lesions, or identify the root relationship to the inferior alveolar
In particular, involvement of the auriculotemporal and inferior alveolar
nerves in the spread of skin cancers and parotid tumours was emphasised.
Mikesell and colleagues reported that articaine achieved pulpal analgesia in 4-54% of cases compared to 2-48% for lidocaine following inferior alveolar
nerve blocks (IANB) in patients of varying age ranges, although this difference was not significant [Mikesell et al.
Numb chin syndrome is a sensory neuropathy caused by compromise of the mental nerve, the posterior branch of the inferior alveolar
nerve, which leads to numbness or tingling in its respective distribution.
The most common anaesthetic injection for basic dental work, such as fillings for molars, is the inferior alveolar
nerve (IAN) block.
Nevertheless, when sitting in the dentist's chair, it is comforting to know that the dentist has an intimate knowledge of nerves such as the inferior alveolar
, when injecting an anaesthetic into the appropriate one prior to working on my tooth.
In the field of implant dentistry, the most frequently encountered hinderences at the implantation site are lack of adequate bone available and proximity to anatomic structures, such as the maxillary sinus and the inferior alveolar